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Dexter Down Under #1

 I’d rather not talk about the Dexter series finale. It was so off the mark- so horrible, that I wish there was a TV show version of Dexter that could kill it, chop it up, and throw the pieces into the Ocean. It was such an insult to the series, that it taints all of the seasons before it. I need something to cleanse it from my brain. That finale can not be the last Dexter related story that I experience.

Here is hoping that Marvel Comics is able to tell a story true to the character and seasons that came before. Dexter Down Under pulls our favorite anti-hero from Miami and plants him into a very different atmosphere, Australia. It could be refreshing to see Dexter in a new setting, will he be a fish out of water, or will he fit in nicely among the local predators?

Dexter Down Under #1
Official Description: It’s a new, blood-soaked adventure starring Dexter Morgan, who isn’t just Miami’s #1 forensic blood splatter expert…he’s also a serial killer who targets other serial killers! When Dexter travels down under, he quickly discovers that sharks aren’t Australia’s only deadly predator!

Dexter Down Under hit comic book stores on February 19, 2014, which means that you can go out and get it now! Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Oh man is tonight a busy TV night. My DVR will be working overtime to record the season premieres of the Emmy winning Outstanding Drama Homeland’s second season, along with the return of Once Upon a Time, now with 100% more magic in present day, and the show that I anticipate most week to week, Dexter. Spoilers will follow on Dexter‘s shocking season 6 finale. You sir, have been warned.

When we last left our favorite vigilante serial killer Dexter, he was literally caught red handed by his sister (and police lieutenant) Debra. For six seasons we have seen him do everything in his power to avoid this moment, lying, pitting the blame on others, and even killing to protect his secret. What will he do now that he has been exposed? And what will she do? I’m sure the wounds that Dexter’s serial killer brother left on Debra in season 1 will resurface as she battles with herself about turning him in or not. This is just the sorta twist that the show needed to stay fresh and after season six split the audience with love and hate (I personally loved it), the show might have a lot it needs to prove to old fans.

The series costars Michael C Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez, Desmond Harrington, James Remar, and David Zayas. Joining them this season will be special guest stars including Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck, and Ray Stevenson from Punisher: War Zone. Tune in tonight on Showtime at 9pm if you subscribe. If not, there are a lot of other shows for you to check out tonight.

8PM

ABC: Once Upon a Time (magical drama)
CBS: Amazing Race 21 (reality)
FOX: The Simpsons/Bob’s Burgers (animation)
NBC: Sunday Night Football (sports)
PBS: Call the Midwife (drama)
FOOD: Cupcake Wars (gameshow)
TRAVEL: Making Monsters (docu)

9PM

FOX: Family Guy/American Dad! (animation)
ABC: Revenge (drama)
CBS: The Good Wife (law drama)
AMC: Hell on Wheels (drama)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (reality)
FOOD: The Great Food Truck Race (reality competition)
OWN: Oprah’s Next Chapter (docu)

10PM

ABC: 666 Park Avenue (horror drama)
CBS: The Mentalist (crime drama)
SHOW: Homeland (drama)
BBC: Copper (drama)
E!: Married to Jonas (reality)
ID: Unusual Suspects (docu)
TLC: Breaking Amish (reality)

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  • We have one more episode left of the first season of The Walking Dead and things have started to veer away from the comic book. Rick Grimes and the camp have changed route and have arrived at the CDC (Center for Disease Control). The preview for next week leads us to believe that they might find out something about the origin of the zombie outbreak (something we have never gotten in the series). It also looks like a certain character (*cough*Shane*cough*) might be sticking around a bit longer than he did in the comic.  If you are a fan of the show, but haven’t read the comic at all, than you should head over here, where you can read the first issue of The Walking Dead for free.
  • Showtime has renewed Dexter for a sixth season. I honestly didn’t know where the show would go in its current season after the powerful and shocking forth season, but with the additions of Julia Stiles as Lumen Ann Pierce, a survivor from a brutal kidnapping, and Jonny Lee Miller as Jordan Chase, a motivational speaker with a dark secret, this season has had an energy most shows in their fifth season can’t match. The show is just as creative as it has always been and they really know how to keep viewers on the edge of their seat. I really hope that Julia Stiles joins the regular cast next season.
  • Thankfully Chuck‘s ratings have bounced back with the latest episode, “Chuck vs the Leftovers“, but they aren’t nearly as good as the show deserves. Chuck is easily one of the most enjoyable and entertaining shows on television. The series has an incredible cast, with action, romance, drama, and of course comedy. I mean seriously, if you don’t watch Chuck, please leave a comment and tell me why…
  • I picked up Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 issue #39 late yesterday, and I’m sad to say (spoiler) that one of the best characters from the series is killed in Buffy’s final battle with Twilight. I really thought that they wouldn’t kill off someone so major, but I was wrong.
Posted on December 3rd, 2010 by ThePit | Comments Off on The Pit: Walking Dead, Dexter, Chuck, & Buffy!
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Dexter is not only one of the best shows on television (with a Best Drama Emmy Nomination to prove it), but it also has one of the most clever advertising campaigns every season also. Zap2It has a new article showcasing all of the posters revealed at Comic-Con, and they are AWESOME!

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Check out the other posters here.

Posted on August 12th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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The 2009 Emmy nominees for Best Drama are: Big Love, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men.

I have to start by asking why we have 7 nominated shows? They really couldn’t trim the list to the 5 best of the best dramas?  Having 7 nominated shows for best drama looks like they are trying to get as many famous people to come to the awards show as possible. It waters down the category and makes a nomination seem a lot less important. Anyhow, onto the list…

Big Love
I’m sorry, but this show never sucked me in and held onto me. I tried it out for a few episodes and I thought it was okay at best.  HBO gets a lot of love at the Emmys, but I think this was the wrong HBO show to get love this year. True Blood (from Six Feet Under‘s Alan Ball) was a series that got better with every episode. It had defined characters and a very interesting world. Everyone knows that the Emmys have a thing against vampires (Buffy never got any love), but they really have to get over their shit. Sorry Big Love fans, but I don’t agree with this nomination.

Damages
I really love this show. For me it is impossible to watch weekly, due to the slow roll out of events and the flashbacks/flashforwards that work towards each other to make each season a complete story.  Three episodes in I stopped watching it weekly and TIVOed the rest of the season. Right when it was finished, I watched the episodes back to back in one weekend. It is that good. Once you start watching it, you keep going.  Storywise, the show delievers a layered mystery with enough twists and turns (that all stem directly from the story) to keep you guessing. Rose Byrne and Glen Close bring their a-games to every episode.

Dexter
This is another show with such great characters.  Michael C. Hall’s Dexter is one of the most intriguing characters on television. We should hate him, but it is impossible. The show walks a very fine line, but walks it well. A very deserved nomination, but I don’t think it will win.

House
This is another well deserved nomination. It is one of only two broadcast shows to make the cut for Best Drama (the other being Lost). The cast is top notch and the stories are engaging and satisfying. It isn’t going to take home the award, but Hugh Laurie is very deserving of a Best Actor statue.

Breaking Bad & Mad Men
I have to be honest here, I have never seen an episode of either of these shows. Breaking Bad doesn’t interest me in the least, and while everything I have heard about Mad Men makes me want to see it, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Either way, no matter how good either of these shows last seasons were, it would not chnge my opinion…

My Pick for Best Drama: Lost
If you read the site regulary, you know about my love for Lost. This past season was easily one of the best seasons of television for any show ever. The focus and narrative flow of the season was perfect, with a completely engaging storyline that never missed a beat. Unlike Damages which is good but hard to watch weekly, with Lost I had to see every episode right when I could. Sadly, I don’t think it will win.  While it has taken home Best Drama in the past, the show just aired its second to last season, if anything I think next year’s finale season will have a better shot at taking home the Best Drama award.

What show do you think will take home the Best Drama award? You can click here for a detailed list of Drama and Comedy Series nominations. More opinions and reactions will be posted daily about the 2009 Emmy Awards nominations.

Posted on July 17th, 2009 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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The nominations for the 2009 Emmy Awards were annouced this morning. How on the ball are they? Check out these lists and decide for yourself. I’ll be posting my personal thoughts over the next few weeks. Stay tuned…

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • Big Love
  • Breaking Bad
  • Damages
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Lost
  • Mad Men

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • Entourage
  • Family Guy
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock
  • Weeds

Continue reading for the list of drama and comedy series nominations…

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The 2008 Golden Globe Awards nominees have been announced!


Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • The Reader
  • Revolutionary Road
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married
  • Angelina Jolie – Changeling
  • Meryl Streep – Doubt
  • Kristin Scott Thomas – I’ve Loved You So Long
  • Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – Revolutionary Road
  • Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn – Milk
  • Brad Pitt – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

To see the full list of nominated films and television shows, continue reading!

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